The waterworks came for me right as Marriage Story began, with a pair of monologues detailing exactly what each member of its central couple love about each other.
The details and moments chosen by writer-director Noah Baumbach are devastating in their precision, encapsulating everything from the obviously good (her playfulness, his sensitivity) to the perfectly imperfect (she's naturally sloppy, but "she tries for me"). It's the language of long-term love, distilled down to a few spare sentences.
But these people aren't getting married, they're splitting up. These lists are an exercise meant to give each of them something to cling onto as the process of separation turns ugly. Read more...More about Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story, and Tiff 2019